09112023-LSTL-01.qxd 11/8/2023 10:23 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Life Surreal! Black Widow has got her own audio podcast series titled Marvel’s Wastelanders: Black Widow in Hindi, which has been dubbed by Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor. She called it a surreal experience. LUDHIANA | THURSDAY | 9 NOVEMBER 2023 ANI Blend contemporary elegance and style ala Shantnu Nikhil Ananya Panday displays Jimmy Choo bag and shoes Shilpa Shetty in a dress by Sarika Bright hues, statement jewels, mixing contemporary with classy, celeb designers list festive-wear for the season bling Bring on the right choice of accessories. Studded broach or statement jewellery can add a touch refinement to your personality this festive season. who are on the same aesthetic spectrum as yours. Invest in the highest quality to pick clothes that will last you over the years. Festive bright Colour full S&N by Shantnu Nikhil offers a fusion of contemporary elegance and traditional style. From daring saree gowns that hug the curves to co-ord sets that evoke a sense of dreamlike elegance, they make a case for fusion-wear. “From signature drape-kurtas and saree gowns to jackets, the party outfits are embellished with intricate crystal details for dazzling nights. The silhouettes reflect bright hues, prints and textures, seamlessly blending contemporary elegance and style with celebration,” shares the designer duo. “I am seeing a lot of joyous colours, festive brights as well as soft and elegant pastels this season. Lightweight but impactful, festive dresses like shararas, capes and jacket sets as well as classic kurtas are trending. Vibrant florals and tonal embroidery is the flavour of the season,” says designer Nachiket Barve. “Follow fashion but create your own style,” tips the designer. “Pastels as well as bright work, pick as per your skin tone and mood. Organza, silk and chanderi are all wonderful to ring in the festive season. Invest in natural fabrics,” he adds. His new collection Lightness of Being caters to the festive needs of the season with lightweight yet exquisite options. “I champion Indian craftsmanship and fashion that’s sustainable and classic,” he avers. A burst of vibrant colours, embroideries featuring traditional motifs, and ensembles that blend modern and ethnic styles, Sarika from Pinkcity lists out the dos for this season. “Incorporate rich and festive colours like deep reds, royal blues, and emerald greens. Opt for intricate embroidery, mirror-work, and traditional prints. Choose fabrics like silk, brocade and satins for a luxurious feel. Don’t forget statement accessories like jhumkas and kadas,” says Sarika. Jewel it up Solid investment Elevate your outfit with the Curate looks from designers Mona Some glitter, more glamour, the ‘ Festival of Lights’ has to be bright! Now as much about parties to presents, Diwali stays that time of the year when fashion takes the front row. As you put together your ensembles for the card game parties and family puja, we enlist the help of celebrated designers to put together a few rocking festive ensembles. Razzle dazzle Mix and match Consider mixing traditional and contemporary elements in your outfits. Experiment with unique drapes or pair traditional clothing with modern footwear. Elegance and ease There is marked shift in women’s fashion trends, points out designer Ridhi Mehra. “While embellished sarees, flowing Anarkalis and cape tunics remain popular choices, what’s truly trending is the embrace of comfortable silhouettes. Women are opting for styles that offer both elegance and ease, reflecting a desire for festive fashion that’s as comfortable as it is beautiful. With this in mind, our new collection fits in festive dressing while still remaining comfortable,” says Mehra. Chintz prints adorned with exquisite embellishments offer a fusion of elegance and opulence; light lehenga sets paired with chic jackets look great. As for colours, rich jewel tones and earthy shades like emerald green and rust are in vogue. “Layered chok- MATTER OFFAITH Empowering narrative Actress Sanya Malhotra’s upcoming film Mrs. has been selected for the 27th edition of POFF — the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. The film also stars Nishant Dahiya and Kanwaljit Singh in key roles. Additionally, the film has also secured a spot in the esteemed Critics’ Pick Competition category at the festival. The festival is currently being held in Estonia’s capital city of Tallinn. Mrs. has been directed by Arati Kadav, who is known for films like Cargo and The Astronaut and His Parrot. The film presents an empowering narrative taking audiences on Richa’s (Sanya Malhotra) journey, as she embarks on a pursuit to discover her identity while navigating the demands of the kitchen and the household. About the film, Sanya Malhotra said, “I am overjoyed to share the news of Mrs. being selected for the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. This film is very close to my heart, as it is a reminder that women have the strength to shatter the chains of patriarchal norms. My character’s determination as an aspiring dancer in the face of patriarchal expectations reflects the resilience of women.” She added, “Working with Arati Kadav (the director) was an incredible experience, her vision and direction brought this story to life in a powerful way. I hope this film sparks important conversations and resonates with audiences as we present it on such a prestigious platform.” Presented by Jio Studios in association with Baweja Studios, the films has been produced by Jyoti Deshpande, Pammi Baweja and Harman Baweja. — IANS ers make a bold statement, adding a touch of sophistication. For fabrics, look for flowing silhouettes that blend comfort with grace, offering a delightful fusion of style and ease,” offers Mehra. Elevate the look A simple, well-fitted base outfit can serve as the perfect canvas for bold, eyecatching accessories. Whether it’s statement jewellery, a unique bag or striking footwear, these can instantly elevate your look. The festive fever isn’t limited to India alone. Many major brands have rolled out their festive collection. Jimmy Choo’s Diwali global campaign has Ananya Panday don blingy shoes and bags! Game for it? The docuseries Mysteries of the Faith, which sheds light on relics of Catholic Christians, is impressive, as it does not propagate blind faith or superstition Nonika Singh G OD works in mysterious ways. The faithful have always believed in its power and hence that of relics. For them, since times immemorial, relics are not mere objects but transcend known realms of understanding or rationality. The docuseries Mysteries of the Faith sheds light on relics of Catholic Christians. Rather passion relics, so called for these are associated with crucifixion of Jesus Christ, hailed by millions as their saviour. The four-part Netflix series introduces us to both the mystery and origin of many of these relics such as Holy Grail, Crown of Thorns, Holy Face and more. Relics are perceived by the followers as a direct line and connect to God. To understand this connection, we are taken to different parts of the world like France, Italy and Brazil (the largest catholic country in the world) where many of these holy relics are ensconced in various cathedrals and churches. It traces how these ended up far away from the place where Jesus Christ was crucified and resurrected. In the process it tells many tales, some interesting legends like that of St Helena who embarked upon a journey way back in 326 AD to find the True Cross, the one on which Jesus was crucified. The fable surrounding how she chose which among the three crosses she came across is the treasured one is as mystical as Jesus Christ’s rise from the dead. We also encounter fire-fighters who at grave risk to their lives ensured that the holy artefact the Crown of Thorns, which Romans thrust on the Christ’s head, is not lost to the fire that engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral in 2019. Then there are stories of miracles where an ordinary mortal shares how his daughter was saved by the Holy Face in Manoppello, Italy. Supposedly, the Veil of Veron- Docu-series: Mysteries of the Faith Director: Robin Dashwood Show-runner: Melanie Archer Narrator: David Harewood Rating: ica, the cloth placed over Christ’s face in the tomb is revered by Catholics as they believe his face appeared miraculously on it after resurrection. While most stories around relics are wrapped in mystery, the documentary does not propagate blind faith or superstition. The last episode, The Saint Next Door, even questions the authenticity of some of these relics like the Shroud of Turin and Holy Face. But can faith ever be questioned. As a believer says – c m y b ‘God exists, you just have to have faith’. Even more significant is the assertion of an expert on religious studies; faith is about engaging with everything that we can’t know about reality. Sure makers do enquire; can these frag- ments from distant past perform miracles? However, as you see people overwhelmed at the very sight of these relics, you can’t dispute how faith is very personal, experiential and can’t be subject to scrutiny. Shot spectacularly by Geoffrey Sentamu, taking in the vast expanse of the majestic places as well as the close up images of the treasured relics, it intercuts opinions of experts, experiences of the devout, beliefs of the priests to weave a fine mosaic of relics. Through visual effects it recreates some of the pages of bygones, but there are no unnecessary accoutrements. An engaging journey into the world of faith, the series offers wealth of information about the priceless relics. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea. But if you had enough of fictional dramas and their inexplicable twists and turns, this slice of religious history intertwined with legends and served with faith is worth your time. Sanya Malhotra starrer Mrs. selected for Critics’ Pick Competition at Tallinn Black Nights Film Fest
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